Viking Line Places Conditional Cruiseferry Order with Xiamen

Finland-based ferry company Viking Line signed a conditional shipbuilding contract with China’s Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry for a new passenger cruise ship, with an option for an additional vessel.

A final agreement is subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of both the buyer and the seller, as well as financial arrangements entered.

The total contract amount is about EUR 194 million (USD 207m). If the agreement is approved, the first cruise ship will be delivered in 2020 and will be employed on the Turku (Finland)–Åland Islands–Stockholm (Sweden) route.

The new vessel will be a collaborative project, and the plan is to engage several Finnish and other European suppliers, Viking Line said.

The vessel will be 218 metres in length and have a gross registered tonnage of about 63,000 tonnes.

Passenger capacity will be 2,800 people, and the length of its cargo lanes will be 1,500 metres.

Viking Line plans to hire Scandinavian architects for the interior design.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Feb 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 1

Eastern Mediterranean Offshore Conference and Exhibition (EMC) 2020

EMC 2020 conference will arm delegates with technical and commercial knowledge to capitalise…

read more >

2nd GREENTECH IN SHIPPING GLOBAL FORUM

Forum you will find out from the regulators, government bodies and major ports’ representatives what the near…

read more >

Belgian Offshore Days 2020

During this event, a conference will be held with focus on “Increasing value by data driven innovation…

read more >

7th Annual Arctic Exchange

Every year the Exchange invites delegates from across the globe to come together to listen to key senior management teams…

read more >